The '''American Temperance Society (ATS)''', also known as the American Society for the Promotion of Temperance was a society established on February 13, 1826 in Boston
[John L. Merrill, "The Bible and the American temperance movement: text, context and pretext," Harvard Theological Review 81, no. 2 (1988): 147.] [http://chnm.gmu.edu/lostmuseum/searchlm.php?function=find&exhibit=temperance&browse=temperance The Temperance Archive]
Within five years there were 2,220 local chapters in the U.S. with 170,000 members who had taken a pledge to abstain from drinking distilled beverage
s. Within ten years, there were over 8,000 local groups and more than 1,250,000 members who had taken the pledge.
[The evolution of prohibition in the United States of America, p93 https://archive.org/details/evolutionofprohi00cheruoft] [https://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/timeline/]
The society benefited from, and contributed to, a reform